Purloined schedule ’17/’18

heart booksThe Purloined Letter is a reading group, founded in 2015 by dr. Roel van den Oever and currently organized by Anne Verhoef. Its members are students, alumni, and staff of the English literature department at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. We read drama, film, poetry, prose, and theory, with a focus on quality (a small number of pages discussed in depth) over quantity.

 

In the academic year 2017-2018, we will meet on the last Wednesday of each month, from 5.30 p.m. till 7.15 p.m., in room HG-12A44. All are welcome! If you wish to participate, please send us a Facebook message.

 

Schedule

  • 27 September 2017 – Theory: Sedgwick, Eve Kosofosky. “Introduction: Axiomatic.” Epistemology of the Closet, by Sedgwick, U of California P, 1990, pp. 1-63.
  • 25 October 2017 – Short story: Hemingway, Ernest. “Hills Like White Elephants.” Men Without Women, by Hemingway, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927, pp. 43-47.
  • 29 November 2017 – Theory: Lecercle, Jean-Jaques. “The Violence of Language.” The Violence of Language, by Lecercle, Routledge, 1990, pp. 224-64.
  • 20 December 2017 – Short story: Roth, Philip. “Defender of the Faith.” Goodbye, Columbus, by Roth, Houghton Mifflin, 1959, pp. 159-200.
  • 31 January 2018 – Theory: Rose, Carol M. “Property as Storytelling: Perspectives from Game Theory, Narrative Theory, Feminist Theory.” Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, vol. 2, no. 1, 1990, pp. 37-57.

 

Mark your calendar

  • 28 February 2018: t.b.a.
  • 28 March 2018: t.b.a.
  • 25 April 2018: t.b.a.
  • 30 May 2018: t.b.a.
  • 27 June 2018: t.b.a.

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